ULI SINGLE-WEEKEND COURSES COURSES ARE COMPLETED WITHIN A SINGLE WEEKEND SESSION APRIL 26-27, 2014 ADVANCING SUCCESS OF COMMON CORE IMPLEMENTATION FOR MATHEMATICS With thoughtful implementation and with the needed supports and resources, Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will help improve education for all students. Teachers from IFT’s CCSS Cadre will lead this session to provide participants with knowledge of Core Actions for implementing the standards in their classrooms. Participants will examine key instructional shifts required by the standards for Mathematics: FOCUS: narrow and deepen the time and energy in the classroom by focusing on the concepts that are prioritized in the standards COHERENCE: connect the learning within and across the grades to build on foundations built in previous years or lessons RIGOR: in major topics requires a balance of conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency and application of skills in problem solving situations with equal intensity. Workshop participants will also become more knowledgeable about text alignment, supports for formative/summative assessments and lesson planning. The presentation will include resources for further training and support related to the CCSS/Math. EFFECTIVE UNION COMMUNICATION: MESSAGING AND SOCIAL MEDIA The key to effective communication is developing a simple, persuasive message, and repeating it… A lot! Whether you're speaking to the media, members, or your community, there are basic guidelines you can follow to make sure you are heard. In "Messaging and Social Media," participants will learn first how to develop successful messaging, format it for different purposes (newsletter, talking points, etc.), and connect with various audiences. With more than 72% of adults using social media sites and smartphone use dramatically rising, social networking is quickly becoming one of the most effective communication tools available. You'll learn how to set-up accounts on the most popular platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) and discover how to harness the power of this technology to increase member involvement, educate the public, and strengthen your union. Don’t miss this fun, informative workshop designed to help you engage your members and the public in conversation and action! Space is limited. We strongly recommend that those responsible for maintaining social media or designing materials for your local or council be given priority to register. $90 REGISTRATION FEE PER PERSON ULI workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and for 9 a.m. – noon on Sunday PLEASE NOTE: Spring session ULI Registration deadline is April 4, 2014 Refunds for cancellations received after April 18th will be subject to vendor cancellation policies.